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Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 20 of his 23 #1 hits including “He Didn’t Have to Be,” “Mud on the Tires,” “She’s Everything,” “Water” and “Remind Me,” among others. His Life Amplified World Tour 2016 has traveled across the US and Canada this summer and will continue through the fall. Paisley has partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. He will return for a ninth consecutive year as co-host of the “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” with Carrie Underwood, November 2, (8:00 – 11:00PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Connect with Brad at www.BradPaisley.com,www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley, on Twitter @BradPaisley, on Instagram @Brad Paisley, and YouTube at YouTube.com/BradPaisley.
The undeniable success of multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett brings "an ushering in of country's future" (Rolling Stone) after solidifying three back-to-back No. Ones from his PLATINUM certified sophomore album TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.), with the newly minted “T-Shirt,” the 2X PLATINUM six-week No. one "Die A Happy Man” and the PLATINUM “Crash And Burn. He has gone "from a promised next big thing to actually being it” (Noisey) after garnering a Billboard Music Award for "Top Country Song” for “Die A Happy Man,” which also nabbed an ACM and ACCA for “Single Record of the Year.” Following six consecutive No. ones and earning instant airplay after its release, Thomas Rhett now delivers the summertime anthem “Vacation.” He remains on the road this year with sold-out headlining dates and as direct support for Jason Aldean’s SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR. For a full list of upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit www.thomasrhett.com.
About Randy Houser - With an inimitable voice theNew York Timesdescribes as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over,”Randy Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and more than four million in singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album,How Country Feels. He topped the charts with the title track, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss” (alsohis first No. 1 as a songwriter) and earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and CMA Song of the Year-nominated "Like A Cowboy." Houser’s new Top 10-and-climbing single, “We Went,” is the first release from his fourth studio album,Fired Up, which drops March 11, 2016 via Stoney Creek Records. For tour dates and more information, visitwww.RandyHouser.comor follow on Twitter@RandyHouserandwww.Facebook.com/RandyHouser
Armed with an arena-sized voice, Smith has amassed international appeal since making his country debut with Jumped Right In, a project that netted a GOLD single, 5 CCMA Award nominations and a JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year. He followed with the infectious Platinum-selling single "Tippin' Point" and dominated the Canadian Country charts with songs like "Lifted" and multi-week #1 hit "Wastin' Gas." The Vancouver, British Columbia native is the only Canadian male country artist to spend multiple weeks at the top of the Country Airplay Chart in the Nielsen BDS era for single "Wastin' Gas." Piling on the accolades, Smith is the 2015 JUNO Award winner for Country Album of the Year (LIFTED), and the CCMA Award winner for Album of the Year (LIFTED).
Rapidly growing his fan base in the U.S., Smith was named as an artist with "quite the following" by #CMChat who predicts that he will "be playing on more main stages in 2016." Rolling Stone Country praised, "Dallas dialed up the amplified noise" during his set at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, marking him as "one of the weekend's most familiar faces.” The seasoned performer has also been on The Huffington Post's radar as one of 15 Country Artists To Watch, highlighting his ability to draw crowds of more than 25,000 fans.
Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. The band released their first full length album Meat and Candy, which was recently named RIAA-certified GOLD and called “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut,” by Entertainment Weekly. Old Dominion released their PLATINUM two-week No.1 “Break Up With Him” and RIAA-certified GOLD hit “Snapback” prior to their third single “Song For Another Time,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard and MediaBase on Dec. 12, 2016. They spent their summer on Kenny Chesney’s Spread The Love Tour and just wrapped their headlining Meat and Candy Fall Tour in December 2016. Fifteen of the dates were tapped as Stagecoach Spotlight: Old Dominion Meat and Candy Tour; the first-ever tour produced by the award-winning Stagecoach Music Festival. This spring, Old Dominion will join Miranda Lambert on her Highway Vagabond Tour. In 2016, the band was named ACM New Group of the Year, ACCA Breakthrough Group of the Year, AIMP Songwriter Artist of the Year and Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers.
One of the most celebrated new artists in today’s country music landscape, 23-year-old Chase Bryant was raised in Orange Grove, TX (pop. 1,200). Bryant’s grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. His uncles co-founded the group Ricochet. Conway, Merle, Petty, Vince, Bob Wills, Steve Wariner, Bryan Adams and more were early influences as were records by Keith Urban, Sarah Buxton and Jedd Hughes. Bryant’s second consecutive hit “Little Bit of You” rose to #3 on the country radio charts. His guitar-wielding Top 10 debut single “Take It On Back” spent 15 consecutive weeks on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown, seven weeks on the GAC Top 20 Country Countdown, and was a Top 20 Most Watched Video on VEVO TV Nashville. Internationally, the single was a Top 20 hit in Canada and earned the #1 spot on Australia’s CMC Countdown. Bryant’s new single, the smoldering “Room To Breathe” marks a thrilling evolution in the young star’s artistry.
For more information visit: http://www.chasebryant.com
The Road Hammers
Hammers I got the chance to join that band and I can’t wait to get on the road and do this every night.” “We set the bar high for ourselves,” Byrne puts in, admitting that he, too, was a bit apprehensive about getting the band back together initially: “But right from bar one we burned the place down.” The result is a record that will only provide more fuel for the band’s high-octane live shows, performances that have earned them a reputation as one of the most energetic and entertaining bands in Canadian Country. Put bluntly, Wheels is a blazing chunk of southern fried goodness start to finish. There’s not a weak track in the bunch or a moment when The Road Hammers seem to be doing anything less than 100 miles an hour, pedal to the metal, flat out and full tilt. Bottom line – Wheels rocks.
The Washboard Union
It has been years since the pop music charts have been as diverse as they are today. Acts
like Mumford and Sons, Vance Joy and the Zac Brown Band have served notice that it doesn’t always take
synthesizers, drum machines and a Swedish production team to have a hit. Of course, this is something that
Canadians have always known. True artists like Gordon Lightfoot, Ian Tyson and Anne Murray first brought Canadian
music to the top of the charts around the world. In subsequent years, it was groups such as Blue Rodeo, Spirit of the
West and Great Big Sea that kept the spirit alive and scored multi-platinum albums of their own. And now, The
Washboard Union are prepared to turn everything upside down once again as they throw together a melting pot of
music including bluegrass, country and rock in to one big stew and serve it with a spoonful of unbridled energy.
In the few years they have been together, The Washboard Union have defied classification and have become one of
the most exciting and talked about new bands on the Canadian Country music scene. They’ve being nominated for
Roots Artists of the Year by the British Columbia Country Music Association, have signed on with the country music
power house team at Sakamoto Agency and inked a recording deal Warner Music Canada/Slaight Music.
Washboard Union are a sextet out of Vancouver, British Columbia that are led by principle members Aaron Grain,
Chris Duncombe and David Roberts. The three share a very similar unconscious soundtrack and unbridled love for
the art of songwriting and storytelling. The three have been friends seemingly forever and the music they make has
set them apart as one of the most unique talents in country music today.
Aaron and Chris share a particularly special
connection as the two were brought together at the age of 15 when Chris’s dad and Aaron’s mom began
dating. “Instantly there was just this musical bond between us. It amazes me that we had such diverse musical
influences when we started out and are still making music together now; and it really feels like we’re just getting
started” recalls Grain.
Duncombe & Grain eventually packed up and left their hometown of Kelowna, BC. and ventured to Vancouver where
they moved in to a magnificently beautiful 1920’s Tudor style mansion. By coincidence Roberts was himself renting in
the same mansion and would occasionally join the brothers for impromptu single malt fueled jam sessions. It was here
the all three began writing and singing together. These early session would be the kernels of what would blossom and
eventually give rise to The Washboard Union. Living there at that time Roberts would reminisce “was like living in a
garden gone to seed.” Grain provided guitar and vocals and Duncombe added his own voice and a banjo. Roberts, a
singer and multi-instrumentalist with harmonica, guitar, mandolin and of course, the washboard in his arsenal, became
the team’s secret weapon. “We call David the Sparkle as he’s got this vocal range that produces these unbelievably
high notes. I cannot imagine ever not making music with him. He never ceases to surprise us with what he comes up
with.” says Duncombe.”
The Washboard Union is an authentic blend of where country and bluegrass have come and where they are headed
next. It is for that reason that the band has gathered so many fans along the way. Serving notice that they are not
about to confirm to convention, the band’s independently released self-titled debut album was produced by noted rock
producers GGGarth Richardson (Nickleback, Biffy Ckyro, Hedley) and Canadian Music Hall of Famer Bob Ezrin (Alice
Cooper, Pink Floyd) - on the track “Half Cree” - whom the band are proud to call a friend and mentor. That record led
to the band’s BC Country Music Association nomination.
In January 2015, The Washboard Union returned to Nashville, Tennessee to record their latest EP In My Bones in the
legendary RCA Studio A. Originally built in 1964 as the home for Chet Atkins, RCA has been home to some of the
most prolific recording artists in Nashville’s rich history including Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, The Beach Boys, and
more and more.“… Standing in the great room you can literally hear a chorus in every wall. It remains as one of the
most legendary music rooms in the world. I can tell you this, you don’t sing in Studio A, Studio A sings to you” says
In My Bones was produced by Trey Bruce (Faith Hill, Randy Travis, Diamond Rio), a name known well in Nashville
circles and one of people responsible for saving RCA Studio A from potential demolition. The band met Trey after
having written the song “Someday” together earlier in 2014. Trey called the band immediately after that first session
and demanded he take the producer helm for the bands next record. The answer, of course, was “yes.” The
Washboard Union were joined on the recording of this album by a group of accomplished Nashville musicians
including Bob Britt (Dixie Chicks) on guitar, Greg Morrow (George Strait , ZZ TOP) on drums, Michael Brignardello
(Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan) on bass and long time guitar player Craig ”Long Haul” McCaul
The Washboard Union is a band that you simply have to see live to fully appreciate and in the summer of 2016 they
will share the stage with some of the biggest names in country music including Zac Brown Band and The Band Perry,
and will head to Europe to headline the American Tours Festivals ‘Canadian Night’ in Tours, France.
The Dungarees have a definitive musical mandate; Take the undeniable lyrical styling, twangy telecaster and steel guitar that they love from classic country, and inject it with modern intensity and pop sensibility.
One of Canada’s biggest rising country stars, The Dungarees have performed at some of the biggest country festivals in Canada, including Big Valley Jamboree, Dauphin CountryFest, SunFest and have opened, as direct support for Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert and Shooter Jennings.
The band’s first single “Ain’t Through Being Happy Yet” was mixed by Nashville genius at the board – Mike Purcell and has received rotation and feature plays on commercial country radio across Canada.
They recently returned from Nashville where they wrote and demoed material for their upcoming album with Grammy award winning producer, Ray Kennedy.
In April 2015, the band travelled to Ontario and performed a private showcase for Warner Music Canada. Through that meeting, The Dungarees solidified a deal with RoadAngel/Warner Music.
The Dungarees recently took home, “Country Artist of the Year” at The Edmonton Music Awards and were shortlisted for “Roots Artist of the Year”, for the 2015 Canadian Country Music Awards and most recently were nominated for Group of The Year at the 2015 Alberta Country Music Awards
Country newcomer Ryan Hurd has had hit songs coming through radio speakers across America since he signed with Universal Music Publishing as a songwriter three years ago. Hurd has written songs that have been recorded by Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Randy Houser, Darius Rucker, The Cadillac Three, Brothers Osborne and the Swon Brothers. Hurd celebrated his first No. 1 single as a songwriter in 2015 with the GRAMMY & CMA-nominated duet “Lonely Tonight,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe. Now, the Kalamazoo, MI native is lending his own voice to the songs he writes and taking them on the road. “Songwriting will always be a huge part of who I am,” says Hurd. “I am excited to follow the full life of the songs I’ve written. I’m ready to perform and connect with people out on the road and grow as an artist.” Ryan and his childhood friend, writer and producer Aaron Eshuis, went into the studio to record five-song EP, Panorama, which was released promotionally to a sold out crowd of over 500 at Nashville’s Basement East in August of 2015 and is now available via streaming. “Aaron and I have been writing songs and playing music together since we were 14 years old in Kalamazoo,” reflects Hurd. “So, Panorama feels like we’ve come full circle. It’s amazing to start down this new part of my artistic journey with so many supportive and creative people.”
Terri ClarkHailing from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Terri got her start playing for tips at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a honky-tonk bar across the alley from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. She signed with Mercury Records and emerged as a distinctive voice on the country music landscape – driving, passionate, spirited – and every bit her own woman. Read More The 8-time CCMA Entertainer of the Year has also taken home the CCMA Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. She has made her mark on radio with more than twenty singles, including six Number Ones in Canada and the USA – hits such as such as “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad.” Terri has sold over five million albums and achieved Gold, Platinum, Double Platinum, and Triple Platinum status as certified by the CRIA and RIAA. She also has the honor of being the only Canadian female artist to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Terri is a dynamic, no-holds-barred live performer and one of the rare female country artists capable of throwing down some impressive guitar work. Terri has toured with such superstars as Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, and George Strait. In addition, she continues to headline sold-out tours throughout Canada. Recently Terri ventured into an exciting new chapter of her career as radio co-host of “America’s Morning Show” with Blair Garner. They can currently be heard across the country on Cumulus Radio NASH-FM stations. She is well on her way to establishing her position as an all-around entertainer in the country music industry.
High Valley's major label debut single "Make You Mine" (Atlantic / Warner Music Nashville) is an
exercise in balance and purity of expression. By combining their bluegrass roots with a modern
pulse, brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel have created something that feels simultaneously fresh
Beginning with a burst of turbocharged acoustic guitar, the tune builds momentum with a fouron-
the-floor kick drum and rousing group choruses that beg to be shouted at full-volume. This
energetic attack is mirrored by the determination and confidence in the lyrics, aimed at winning
over a "soul miner's daughter." Also remarkable is how "Make You Mine" refuses to be
overwhelmed by electric instrumentation, staying close to its acoustic core. That was a very
conscious decision, according to mandolin player/harmony vocalist Curtis.
"Even getting some buddies in the studio and just shouting out lyrics, bringing energy in that
way instead of always defaulting to crunchy guitars and things like that," says Curtis. "That's
what we're all about."
Earlier this year, Brad and Curtis played the song at the Grand Ole Opry and were fortunate to
be accompanied in the hallowed circle by one of their biggest influences, Ricky Skaggs. Though
Skaggs' early '80s heyday pre-dates either brother, they've been longtime fans since
discovering him on the lone AM radio station they could receive growing up. While their
upbringing in a close-knit remote community didn't exactly acquaint them with all of popular
music, it did help cement the musical ideals and love of simple, classic country that still inform
the duo to this day.
High Valley is currently working on their new album due in 2016.